In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning that aired today, Brad opened up about his family, saying he “couldn’t imagine life without any of them.” He also shared that the couple’s brood of six children travels the world with them, wherever their gigs take them. Because of the often harried schedule, not to mention ushering eight people out the door, Brad admitted they turn to a pretty unhealthy breakfast and energy solution.
“Listen, I admit there’s times like, ‘We gotta get up. Get up! Here’s your shoes. Here’s your shoes. Drink this Coke. Drink this Coca Cola. Drink it all. Right now! Drink it! Drink it! Drink it! Just so we could get ‘em up and going,” Pitt said.
Coke for breakfast? Come on Brad and Angelina! That’s not good for either of you, much less six young, growing children. You may not realize it, but the foundation is already laid. You’re showing them that making time for themselves isn’t a priority, nor is starting their day with a healthy breakfast. Hurrying out the door? Give them an apple to eat in the car (which has been found to give us more energy than a cup of coffee).
This isn’t the first time the power couple has faced criticism for the dietary choices they make for their children (3 of whom are international adoptions; the youngest three are biological). Back in 2008, the paparazzi snapped some photos of Angelina walking with her four children (the twins hadn’t arrived yet). Three of them were carrying their own bags of Cheetos, one had a bright blue bottled drink.
We recently joined many concerned voices over Angelina’s too-thin appearance at the Golden Globes. Rumors of a 600-calorie diet would explain her bone-thin frame in an otherwise stunning look for the awards show. She’s known to skip meals and not make time to eat. With Brad’s announcement of Cokes-on-the-run at breakfast, it’s clear the Jolie-Pitts are struggling to find the time necessary to properly care for all parties involved.
We’ve got a few ideas for Brad and Angelina, as well as other busy moms and dads, who want to give kids a healthy start on the busiest of mornings.
Fruit purees. More and more popular by the day, these 100% fruit, and often organic, purees come in convenient squeeze pouches. Keep them in the diaper bag, your purse, or grab a few on your way out the door.
Fresh fruit. Bananas, apples, and even snack-cups filled with blueberries make a portable breakfast that is filling and perfect for the backseat.
Smoothies. Certainly you’ve got five whole minutes to feed Greek yogurt, bananas, spinach leaves, and strawberries into a blender? Pour into a travel coffee mug for yourself and sippy cups for the kids.
Cup of Cereal. Fill a snack cup with Cheerios and a sippy cup with milk and you’ve got a spoonless, messless way to have a healthy breakfast on your way to daycare or the the movie studio.
January 29th, 2012